Another band has comic book product coming out and this time it’s Green Day. The band has co-authored a book titled Last of the American Girls. Due to be released on October 29th via Dey Street Books the book will be illustrated by cartoonist Frank Caruso.
If you’re a fan of the band you’ll know that the book is named after the Green Day track “Last of the American Girls,” taken from their album 21st Century Breakdown.
The description of the book is as follows: “an inspiring homage and handbook for the rebellious everywoman who refuses to capitulate.”
As of now, those are the only details available, but the book is billed as a celebration of “true rebel girls,” which is a reference to the song from the American Idiot album “She’s a Rebel.”
When “Last of the American Girls” was originally released, Billie Joe Armstrong told Blunt Magazine that the track was originally about his wife. “Then I started getting into more of my own beliefs — anything from a little book of conspiracies to playing vinyl records or something,” he expanded by saying: “It’s sort of about an empowering, sort of subterranean kind of lifestyle, but at the same time there’s a new era coming in with the way we all need to live.” “Last of the American Girls” was also added to the Broadway musical adaptation American Idiot.
As for cartoonist Frank Caruso, he has also illustrated Bruce Springsteen’s book Outlaw Pete and was brought in as art director for Wilco’s “Dawned on Me” music video.